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Song: J.R. Donato – “Big Business” ft. Wiz Khalifa (Prod. Ricky P)

The XXL-premiered Anthem is the First Single From the Kap G Tourmate’s Upcoming FWTDK EP, Featuring Production from 808 Mafia and Appearances by Ty Dolla $ign, Chevy Woods


Critical Praise:

“…he uses his voice and flow in unique ways that only someone who’s been writing for close to a decade could pull off”HotNewHipHop

“The future is looking type bright for J.R.”Fake Shore Drive

“At 21-years old, the Chi town native J.R. Donato has already accomplished a lot”GoodMusicAllDay

“Make it count and get in tune with Young Donato”onSMASH

“J.R. Donato is poised for mainstream success” – Dirty Glove Bastard

The Song: 

A prodigious flow artist with a vocabulary as big as his signature dreadlocks, J.R. Donato represents Taylor Gang and Chicago’s North Side. Returning with his first new track since January, J.R. drops Big Business,” a party-positive motivational anthem, via XXL. Flashing a metronomic-yet-melodic flow over an ethereal, trap-style beat from Taylor Gang’s top producer Ricky P, J.R. teams up with his label boss Wiz Khalifa, as they show us how they live and offer tips on living a boss life. A multi-purpose banger for the crib or the club, “Big Business” is the first single from J.R.’s upcoming Fear What They Don’t Know EP, the follow-up to last fall’s Why So Serious? mixtape. A focused effort filled with hustler’s anthem, Fear What They Don’t Know arrives smack dab in the middle of the SupaJefe Tour, featuring J.R. opening for 2017 XXL Freshman Kap G. Featuring appearances from Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign, with production from TM88 of 808 Mafia (the man behind Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO Tour Llif3”), FWTDK releases Friday, July 21st.

“I chose ‘Big Business’ for a single because it has its own vibe compared to the other tracks on the project. And that’s what music is about now. Creating vibes. People will love this song and the FWTDK project,” J.R. Donato explained to XXL. “When I first heard that beat I could hear Wiz on it. We talked about the song but he wasn’t in town the first day I recorded the verses. The next day at 5 something in the morning he asked me to pull up to the session and he knocked the hook out in just 20 minutes.”

J.R. Donato started rapping in his early teens, earning a local hit at age 13 under the name Young JR. During his junior year of high school, Donato supported Twista on a regional tour and eventually caught the ear of Wiz Khalifa, who featured J.R. on his Cabin Fever 2 mixtape and later signed him to Taylor Gang Entertainment. Though Taylor Gang’s recent TGOD Vol. 1 collaborative mixtape features a tracklist loaded with stars such as Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, and Ty Dolla $ign, the Gang demonstrated their confidence in the young rapper when they chose his solo “All Winter” banger as the first track on the project. In his November 2016 Up NeXt feature on HipHopDX, J.R. Donato expressed his vision of stardom. “Yes, I feel like I got one foot in now, I feel like I’m almost there,” he says. “I’m working on making a hit that will change everything – I have a few in the bag that we’ll need to push to become hits. I want to show people that I can rap my ass off, I have the potential.”

Listen to “Big Business” ft. Wiz Khalifa: https://soundcloud.com/jrdonato/big-business-ft-wiz-khalifa-prod-by-ricky-p

Check out the XXL premiere: http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2017/07/jr-donato-wiz-khalifa-big-business/

Buy tickets for the SupaJefe tour here: smarturl.it/SupaJefeTour

Fear What They Don’t Know Tracklist:

  1. “FWTDK” (prod. by Ricky P)
  2. “Got Next” (prod. by TM88)
  3. “Big Business” ft Wiz Khalifa (prod. by Ricky P)
  4. “You’re the One” ft Ty Dolla $ign (prod. by Ricky P & Awree on the Track)
  5. “Nervous” (prod. by Smokescreen)
  6. “Get It” ft Chevy Woods (prod. by Ricky P)
  7. “Throwing Money” (prod. by TM88)

Please contact Michelle or Isabel for more info.

JR Donato Background:

J.R. Donato’s music can be summed up into three words; conceptual, vivid and thorough. His image, outlook on life and positivity that he brings to the hiphop community is a breathe of fresh air. His passion manifested itself early in the form of songwriting. “I always wrote about things I had been through or seen,” the Chicago native says. “I still do. Every song is another piece of my life and story.” Before J.R. reached his teenage years, he was already penning lyrics for himself and others. By the time he was 13, Young J.R. had a regional hit single “500 Degrees,” with a live performance presence that was unheard of for a kid who just entered his teens. That led to other tracks like “Money On My Mind” and “We Be Rydin,” creating a sizeable buzz for young entertainer. He was popping up on mixtapes and performing at clubs he was too young to even attend. This led to mentorship from hometown hero Twista and eventually being signed by Wiz Khalifa to Taylor Gang. Since then J.R. has been grinding, joining Wiz and Taylor Gang on several tours, and releasing three mixtapes: North Pole, Fast Money & Freedom, and most recently Why So Serious? Packed with head-nodding, percussive flows, rhythmic hooks, and clever lyrical couplets, Why So Serious? is a level up for Donato, boasting the strongest bars and song craftsmanship of his career and promising hint of what J.R. Donato has to offer.

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“Big Business” ft. Wiz Khalifa: https://soundcloud.com/jrdonato/big-business-ft-wiz-khalifa-prod-by-ricky-p

“Can’t Tell Me Nothin”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tE2Qj0D9Wb8

“Trust No More”: https://youtu.be/PWHu_56taWE

Why So Serious?smarturl.it/whysoserious

“Trap Never Closed”: YouTube // SoundCloud

“All That I Need”: https://youtu.be/YCq12tPx_k4

Fast Money & FreedomiTunes // SoundCloud

North Polehttp://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/30934/jr-donato-north-pole.html